Author Kurian George

Kurian George is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises at the Whitman School of Management and an Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) fellow. Prior to joining IES, George earned a master's degree from the Institute of Rural Management in Gujarat (India), where he also worked for the Ministry of Rural Development. George's research focuses on the legitimation strategies entrepreneurs use to attract their ventures and how they adjust these strategies to different contexts. Specifically, using both in-depth interviews and regression analyses, he investigates how immigrant entrepreneurs and resettled refugees navigate, often innovatively and with great success, the challenges of establishing legitimacy in a foreign country.